Florence Italy Travel Guide

Florence was complete magic. There is so much charm in this city and between the art, history, shopping and food, I could have stayed in Florence much longer than anticipated. Anyone who has traveled to Italy can’t say enough about how amazing the food is, and it’s true! I fell in love with Italian food more than ever and it was because of all of the delicious meals I had in Florence. I think I ate my weight in pasta and bread but felt great the entire time. The food is truly amazing and the ingredients are so fresh. It’s one of the things I miss most about Italy.

Florence is home to the Duomo and David. Both equally breathtaking and a must-see. I spent most of my days wandering the city, and even made sure to do some jewelry shopping on the Ponte Vecchio. I found this beautiful solo diamond ring (see below!) I couldn’t leave without. It was the only major purchase I made on my Italy trip and I am so glad I did.

Florence was easily walkable and everywhere that we went, we explored by foot. From each museum and restaurant, it was a beautiful stroll through the city. Some of the most incredible and intricate cathedrals I’ve ever seen were in Italy, and experiencing them in real life was truly breathtaking. While I was in the city, I took a bus trip to the Tuscan countryside and to see the leaning Tower of Pisa. This is a day trip I definitely recommend doing! Peek below for all of my favorite Florence eats and places to see.


Trattoria La Casalinga, La Ménagère, S. Forno Panificio, 5 E Cinque Firenze, Ristorante Boccadama, Trattoria Sostanza, Bulli & Balene— Spritz e Cicchetti, Santarosa Bistrot, The Oil Shoppe, Brac, Carduccio— Il Salotto Bio, Ristorante Alla Vecchia Bettola Firenze, Trattoria 13 Gobbi


Academia Gallery, Pitti Palace, Boboli Gardens, Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Vecchio, Duomo

• bus ride to Siena & Tuscany


Ponte Vecchio